Just a couple of months ago, most of us were in the process of abandoning our new year’s resolutions. While a change in the significant number on your calendar might be looked at as a reason to alter your behaviour, the fact is that old habits die hard. And it’s difficult to pick up new ones and stick with them in the spring season.
One problem is that winter isn’t naturally a good fit for those looking to make big changes to their home lifestyles. Spring, on the other hand, makes a lot more sense. It’s a time of positivity when fresh green shoots are appearing everywhere, and flowers are coming into bloom. And while the unfolding of an unprecedented global pandemic might have put a slight dampener on this positivity, the fact is that all of this unpleasantness can be viewed as an opportunity. And a catalyst for a big change in lifestyle that lasts for longer than the time it takes to develop a vaccine.
So how might you turn your life around within a week or so? Let’s run through a few simple steps.
Make a List
As with everything in life. You’ll be more likely to achieve your goal if you first establish what that goal is. And that means making a list of objectives. Once you’ve set everything down on paper. You’ll be able to break each of your goals down into smaller tasks. And establish exactly what you need to do to achieve each of them. For example, if you’re intent on learning a new skill, then you’ll want to have concrete, measurable targets, and you’ll want to set aside a little bit of time each day to work on that skill.
If you’ve been looking to invest in a new (to you) vehicle, then there’s never been a better time to do it, as demand on the motor industry has slumped. This is especially so if you’re an essential worker who needs to be able to move to and from work in a hurry. And you have to decide to buy a new car or a used car after reviewing your financial status.
Moving the Furniture
Cleaning is an activity that’s often performed during spring. This is a deep clean that involves steam-cleaning carpets, sorting through wardrobes. And tossing out all those items that you don’t really need. There’s a metaphor for life in there, somewhere.
If you’re looking for a change at home, the spring clean is also a good opportunity to move furniture around. A change of scenery might provide you with exactly the inspiration required to look at things differently.
Never before in the history of the world have so many people been thinking about a change in career. If you’ve always been planning on quitting the rat race and starting a new career from home, then now’s the time to do it. Put in the groundwork, do the necessary preparation, and take the leap – there’s never been a better time.